This application note includes a complete protocol for the dissection of rat or mouse brain, the preparation of hippocampal slices for acute experiments, and a guide how to run a standard LTP experiment, and analyze the data afterwards. Suggestions for suitable MEA-Systems configurations and support files are also included.
It is assumed that the reader is familiar with the functions of the software MC_Rack and MC_Stimulus or the Multi Channel Suite and the general terminology in the field of LTP experiments.
Important parts of the preparation procedure are also available as a movie. A download link is available on request.
For the required application data please download the separate ZIP file.